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By: Tim Donaldson

Shad

Product Review: SHAD ATV 110 Quad Case

 SHAD ATV 110 Quad Case easily mounts to any utility rack.
SHAD ATV 110 Quad Case easily mounts to any utility rack.

Anymore, when turning on the television, all that’s on are those reality TV shows.  I’m not a big fan of the genre, but I admittedly like watching those wilderness survivor shows – where the host is forced to make something out of nothing and to stay alive until being rescued.  As an ATV enthusiast, it makes me think of the potential remoteness of an ATV trek and the hardships that may occur from getting lost or stranded.  The key to survival, learned from my couch potato ways behind the tube, is being prepared.

That means having and having the right kind of gear.  As riders of utility ATVs, we are afforded plenty of rack space from all the manufacturers.  Our options are to simply pile the gear up on the racks or to use a bag or case, such as SHAD’S ATV 110 Quad Case, to stow the items.  The SHAD ATV 110 offers plenty of room, 110 liters of true and real capacity, for those who want to neatly organize their items in a hard-cased shell.  That’s enough storage to accommodate 3 helmets!

SHAD ATV 110 Quad Case can easily hold two helmets and have plenty of room for other gear.
SHAD ATV 110 Quad Case can easily hold two helmets and have plenty of room for other gear.
SHAD ATV 110 Quad Case quick access lid.
SHAD ATV 110 Quad Case quick access lid.

Started in 1992, as a manufacturer and distributor of cases for motorcycles in Europe, SHAD has since expanded their product offerings to the US ATV market.  The SHAD ATV series of hard-cased products (80 and 110) are fully manufactured and distributed in the US, while the 40-liter size is made in Spain.  Providing an aesthetically appealing and functional appearance, the SHAD ATV 110 Quad Case features a universal attachment mechanism (to fit most models), backrest (not to be used while riding), key and safety latch, and reflector.  An optional luggage rack accessory is also available.

SHAD ATV 110 Quad Case full access latch.
SHAD ATV 110 Quad Case full access latch.

SHAD ATV 110 Quad Case can be locked to secure your belongings.
SHAD ATV 110 Quad Case can be locked to secure your belongings.

While I am partial to ATV bags, rather than hard cases because of the ability to “force” in irregular-sized items, the SHAD ATV 110 does offer ample storage.  It’s easy to install and should fit most ATV brands.  The hard case is more resilient to water and will keep contents dry and dust free.  As opposed to other brands of hard cases, the SHAD ATV 110 has a short stance, making riding under lower obstacles easier.  Riders may find accessing items from the rear opening lid, while relaxing on the backrest during a break, a bit awkward.  Remember, I’m a couch potato that doesn’t want to walk around to the back of the ATV to get my snacks.

All-in-all, the SHAD ATV 110 is a very robust case and will hold-up to the punishments of an aggressive ATV rider.  After, that’s what’s important when carrying gear.  With an MSRP of $289, 24-month warranty, and product support – buyers of the SHAD ATV 110 will have a sleek and stylish storage case that is rugged in its carrying capacity and durability.  The SHAD ATV 110 does a good job of storing and carrying the items that keeps an ATV rider prepared for the unexpected.

The SHAD ATV 110, along with the 40 and 80 liter models and SHAD’s other line of ATV bags are sold nationwide through your local ATV dealer.  Visit http://www.shad.es/en/shad-usa/products/cases-quad/c11/ for more product and dealer information.


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